Thermaculture® Treatment Services
Agrothermal Systems® has pioneered the use of Thermaculture® treatment services, a new methodology for managing crops through the application of heat with substantial, proven results. Our heat treatment is applied to plants through the Agrotherm XT™ a tractor-pulled machine, at various stages throughout the growing cycle.
Improve Fruit Set
Thermaculture during bloom has increased fruit set an average of 23% from 2012-2016 trials.
Reduce Pesticide Needs
Trials have shown season long Thermaculture treatments in an IPM type program can cut costs by 2/3rds or more, reduce work delays and prevent other unintended environmental and human consequences.
Thermaculture® treatment services is applied through the Agrotherm XT machine. The Agrotherm XT is a PTO shaft-driven machine to be mounted on a tractor. Developed for the usage in vineyards, cane berries and orchards with row-type crop arrangements, its gas-operated, hydraulic fan heaters generate a hot air stream. While driving between the vine rows, the heated air is directed through the crops, delivering the benefits of Thermaculture.
Efficiently remove standing water, decrease rain damage, and prevent crop loss. The Agroblow tractor-mounted fan unit can be used alone OR in conjuncture with the Agrotherm XT™ to remove standing water and dry off excess moisture in a single pass. This unique double-sided blower design allows you to:
- Remove standing water and excess moisture on the fruit and canopy
- Reduce moisture-related disease, including mildew and rot
- Save time and money by efficiently treating your vineyard
- Accommodate varying heights with an optional hydraulic pillar lift
Contact us for further details and to learn about purchase and lease options
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Research efforts and grower experiments reduce chemical use in Vineyards "I'm pleased to say that I cut out 4 runs of traditional fungicides and had excellent control over powdery mildew in 2017, my first year using Thermaculture protocols," says Dennis Murphy whose...read more
Recht to lead long term financial planning and corporate funding strategy Agrothermal Systems Board Chairman, Richard Griffith announced that Board member Steve Recht has been elected Vice Chairman of the Agrothermal Board of Directors. According to...read more